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Fluminense name Enderson Moreira as Head Coach following Ricardo Drubscky departure

Fluminense Head Coach Enderson Moreira reacts during their loss to Libertad in a Copa Libertadores de América match at Dr. Nicolás Léoz on 4th May, 2011
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Fluminense have named Enderson Moreira as their new Head Coach, following the departure of Ricardo Drubscky.

The latter stepped down on Wednesday, despite only being appointed as a replacement to Cristóvão Borges [now in charge of Grêmio] in March.

Under Drubscky’s leadership, Fluminense reached the semi-final stage of the Campeonato Carioca, but were beaten on penalties by Botafogo.

In the Brasileirão, they secured a 1-0 win over Joinville in the opening round, though followed that up with a crushing 4-1 defeat at Atlético Mineiro, which leaves them with three points from two matches.

Drubscky’s replacement, Enderson Moreira, is back for a second spell with Fluminense. He previously led them as an interim Head Coach between March and May of 2011, but was eventually moved aside, with Abel Braga coming in.

Fluminense confirmed in an official statement that Moreira would be contracted until the end of the year, with performances in the Brasileirão and Copa do Brasil likely to dictate whether he will stay beyond that.

Moreira’s appointment represents a quick return to management for the 43 year-old, following his departure from Atlético Paranaense, who sacked him after just 34 days in charge, in March.

Earlier in his career, he also led Santos, Grêmio and Goiás. With the latter, he won the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B in 2012, as well as two Campeonato Goiano.


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